Origin of merry-go-round
Examples from the Web for merry-go-round
When he finally emerged in “a country lane,” he felt as if he had “jumped off a merry-go-round.”Walking In The Footsteps Of W.G. Sebald, Hiker, Novelist, Strange Genius|Edward Platt|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The worst thing they do is break into a zoo and ride the merry-go-round.What the New ‘Endless Love’s Fireplace Sex Scene Is Missing|Sujay Kumar|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Anybody can push a merry-go-round, or push their buddy on sled down a hill.Is It Really That Easy to be an Olympic Bobsledder?|Kevin Fixler|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a Ferris wheel, a merry-go-round, and a couple of yellow VW bugs with “BayBees Pediatrics” painted on the side.
Instead he was hurrying back to the merry-go-round as fast as his legs would carry him.Seeing Things at Night|Heywood Broun
But these were only the disconnected parts of a merry-go-round.Pee-wee Harris|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
When the Merry-go-round Island floated leisurely against the Skybrow lawn the tide had been flowing out for about an hour.Pee-Wee Harris Adrift|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
Then when you have wound up the spring and are ready to start the merry-go-round, all you have to do is to pull out the match.Home-made Toys for Girls and Boys|A. Neely Hall
The brothers who attended a country fair had been forbidden by their mother to ride in the Merry-go-round.Child Life in Colonial Days|Alice Morse Earle
British Dictionary definitions for merry-go-round
Word Origin and History for merry-go-round
1729, from merry (adj.) + go (v.) + round. Figurative use by 1838. Merry-totter (mid-15c.) was a Middle English name for a swing or see-saw. Also cf. merry-go-down "strong ale" (c.1500); merry-go-sorry "a mix of joy and sorrow" (1590s).